Battleships of Japan

Fuji class - Ordered from Britain in response to China's purchase of two German-built battleships.
Fuji
Yashima

Shikishima class - Ordered from Britain as part of Japan's 1896 Ten Year Naval Expansion Programme, the layout was similar to the Royal Navy's Majestic class.
Shikishima
Asahi
Hatsuse

Kashima class - Also built by Britain, the Kashima class carried a heavy secondary battery of four 10-inch guns.
Kashima
Katori

Mikasa - The last battleship laid down under the 1896 Ten Year Naval Expansion Programme, she was built by Britain.

Satsuma class - The first battleships built by Japan, most of the parts were imported from Britain.
Satsuma
Aki

Kawachi class - Japan's first Dreadnought battleships, only 20 percent of the parts were imported.
Kawachi
Settsu

Kongo class - Japan's first battlecruisers, Kongo was ordered from Britain and the rest were built in Japan.
Kongo
Hiei
Haruna
Kirishima

Fuso class - Armed with twelve Japanese made 14-inch guns, both Fuso class battleships were finally lost in the last battleship verses battleship action at Surigao Strait.
Fuso
Yamashiro

Ise class - Like the Fuso class, armed with twelve 14-inch guns in six twin turrets, they were later converted into hybrid battleship-aircraft-carriers.
Ise
Hyūga

Nagato class - When new, the world's most powerful battleships, Mutsu was destroyed by an accidental explosion. Nagato survived the war to be sunk in an American atom bomb test.
Nagato
Mutsu

Yamato class - Constructed in secret, they were the largest battleships ever built. Both units were sunk by massive air attack.
Yamato
Musashi

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